MPH degree requirements

Students admitted to the MPH degree program must have a prior doctoral degree (MD, DVM, DDS, PhD, etc.) or must be currently enrolled in a doctoral program. Typically, this degree will be sought by applicants who are planning for clinical or administrative careers.

Minimum Course Requirements:

  • EPID 705: Introduction to Logic and Probability Logic in Epidemiology
  • EPID 710: Fundamentals of Epidemiology (approved alternative for clinicians is EPID 711)
  • BIOS 600: Principles of Statistical Inference (approved alternatives: BIOS 550, or PUBH 741 for those enrolled in the Translational Research Curriculum)
  • BIOS 545: Principles of Experimental Analysis (approved alternatives: BIOS 663, or PUBH 742 for those enrolled in the Translational Research Curriculum)
  • EPID 715: Theory and Quantitative Methods in Epidemiology
  • EPID 716: Epidemiologic Data Analysis
  • EPID 718: Epidemiologic Analysis of Binary Data
  • One epidemiology course (minimum) in a substantive research area
  • One of the following:
    • EPID 805 and 806: Clinical Research Skills III and Clinical Research Skills IV (for those enrolled in the Translational Research Curriculum)
    • EPID 733: Clinical Trials in Epidemiology
    • A second substantive EPID course
  • Competency in statistical computing and data management (SAS); may be satisfied by:
    • EPID 700: SAS and Data Management, or
    • BIOS 511: Introduction to Statistical Computing and Data Management
    • A comparable SAS course on this campus (i.e., through IRSS) or elsewhere (exemption exam required)
    • Prior experience using SAS (exemption exam required)
  • EPID 900: Field Training in Epidemiology (supervised practicum; 4 credit hour minimum)
  • EPID 992: Master’s Paper (3 credit hour minimum)

Other Program Requirements:

  • Comprehensive written examination
  • Oral presentation of master’s research
  • Completion of an acceptable Master’s Paper

The following courses serve to satisfy the requirements for a course in a substantive research area:

EPID 620I: Aging and Health
EPID 625: Injury as a Public Health Problem
EPID 626: Intentional Injury
EPID 627: Unintentional Injury
EPID 735: Cardiovascular Disease Epidemiology
EPID 737: Advanced Cardiovascular Epidemiology
EPID 743: Genetic Epidemiology: Methods and Applications
EPID 744: Advanced Genetic Epidemiology
EPID 745: Molecular Techniques for Public Health Research
EPID 750: Acute Disease Surveillance and Outbreak Response
EPID 751: Emerging and Re-emerging Infectious Diseases
EPID 753: Prevention and Control of Infectious Diseases at the Level of the Community
EPID 754: Mathematical Modeling of Infectious Diseases
EPID 755: Introduction to Infectious Disease Epidemiology
EPID 756: Control of Infectious Diseases in Developing Countries
EPID 757: Epidemiology of HIV/AIDS in Developing Countries
EPID 758: Methods and Principles of Applied Infectious Disease Epidemiology
EPID 759: Methods in Field Epidemiology
EPID 765: Methods and Issues in Pharmacoepidemiology
EPID 770: Cancer Epidemiology and Pathogenesis
EPID 771: Cancer Epidemiology Methods
EPID 772: Cancer Prevention and Control
EPID 775: Advanced Cancer Epidemiology: Classic and Contemporary Controversies in Cancer Causation
EPID 780: Occupational Epidemiology
EPID 785: Environmental Epidemiology
EPID 786: Community-Driven Research for Environmental Justice
EPID 790: Intervention Epidemiology
EPID 800: Epidemiology of Medical Care
EPID 802: Clinical Research Skills I Basics (Translational Research Curriculum only)
EPID 810: Physical Activity Epidemiology and Public Health
EPID 813: Nutritional Epidemiology
EPID 814: Obesity Epidemiology
EPID 815: Diet and Cancer
EPID 818: Analytical Methods in Nutritional Epidemiology
EPID 825: Social Determinants of Health: Theory, Methods & Intervention
EPID 826: Social Epidemiology: Concepts and Measures
EPID 827: Social Epidemiology: Analysis and Interpretation
EPID 851: Perinatal Epidemiology
EPID 853: Advanced Topics in Perinatal and Pediatric Epidemiology

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